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Salomon X-Alp Ski

Brand: Salomon
Model: S/Lab X-Alp
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Salomon’s X-Alp Series of gear represents sophisticated light and fast alpinism in all regards. Up until now, the revered line of gear has been missing a mountaineering ski capable of standing up to the reputation. The designers at Salomon’s S-Lab center (motto: Play and Progress), have changed that. At 950g per ski, the X-Alp is designed to be used as a light and capable tool anywhere in the mountains. Sporting a fairly round flex pattern and a relatively tight radius sidecut, the X-Alp is a confident steep-skier and holds its own in tightly treed powder runs in the middle of winter. The tip is a square shape that has been rounded off to provide a happy medium between steering precision and flotation. A deep notch prevents accidentally kicking off your race-style skins. Hidden within the tip of the ski is Koroyd, a honeycomb structure that is 90% lighter than rubber, deadens impacts, and minimizes deflection for laser-like precision on the way down. Karuba wood is the core of choice for light and fast skis where downhill performance is a concern. The CFX Superfiber weave adds structural reinforcement and contributes to the skis’ lively flex and power transmission. The X-Alp is Salomon’s mountaineering, corn-harvesting, couloir-hunting, meadow-skipping ski designed for athletes who want it all.

  • Koroyd tip is 90% lighter than rubber and contributes to laser-like skiing precision.
  • CFX Superfiber weave increases power transfer and stability when you crank up the speed.
  • Rounded square tip ensures balance between steering precision and flotation.
  • Slightly tapered tail makes inserting the ski into ski-carry loops on a pack smoother.
  • Rubber tail cap promotes durability, longevity, and water-tight performance.
  • Karuba core offers solid-yet-featherweight downhill performance.
  • Deep tip notches offer secure skin attachment points.
  • Discount on matching skins if purchased together.
Lengths (cm) 158cm
-> ounces
905g [158]
965g [164]
1005g [170]
Weight (pair) 1810g [158]
1930g [164]
2010g [170]
Dimensions 113-79-99 [164]
Turn Radius 16m [158]
17m [164]
18m [170]
Skin Fix Race-style notch
Specs Verified Yes
Profile Tip-rocker, camber underfoot
Shape Short turn radius, flat tail
Construction Basalt/fiberglass cap
Core Karuba
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski mountaineering, endurance touring
Notes Vibration dampening Koroyd inserts
Bottom Line Light ski for big missions
Question from Greg
How would you size these? I'm 6'1" and 150lbs without gear... living in the Northeast... looking for a ski for fitness skinning in the mornings before work, the occasional skimo race, and the occasional climb/ski mission to the white mountains.

I would not consider myself that great of a skier, but I can get around. Thoughts? Other suggestions? I'm also looking for lighter boots and am thinking about the X-Alp Boot as well.

I currently ski a pair of Salomon MTN 95's with dynafit radical 2.0's, BD Carbon Mega's with G3 Ions and LaSportiva Spectre boots... I'm perfectly happy with all of these items.
Answer from Trace Leches
Hey Greg, thanks for reaching out! I'd say for your height the 170cm length will fit you the best! There are a few other options for skis in the same range, such as the Voile Objective, Fischer Transalp 80, and Dynafit Seven Summits to name a few! Send me an email and we can talk about boots and skis a bit more, there are a lot of moving parts to getting the proper setup so we want to get you dialed!
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